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Nov 17, 2009 6:00pm EST
survivors. >>> in the united states, breast cancer is the second- leading cause of cancer deaths in females. physicians worry the recommendations could lead to even more. >>> three years ago, now 29- year-old christina dezutter of hanover, was diagnosed with breast cancer, after she did a self exam and had a mammogram. >> do you realize that because you caught it early, there's an option? there's life after this. >> reporter: but a new government task force says self breast exams and mammograms are ineffective for young women like dezutter. researchers found for every one breast cancer death prevented, others need to be screened. that number drops to 1300 for those ages 50 to 59. and 400 in ages 60 to 69. and starting at 40, there are more false positives, leading to unnecessary biopsies. >> it doesn't make sense to be putting our efforts into mammography screening in women under 50 when we can find better tools that will help more women and be more accurate. >> reporter: another mange change. the -- change. the panel says women need to be screened only every two years. not annually. >> rep
Nov 9, 2009 6:00pm EST
was not seriously injured. >>> parts of the gulf coast are on alert as tropical storm ida moves towards the united states. wjz has first warning coverage. drew levinson reports from gulf of mexico, mississippi. even though ida is no longer a hurricane, expecting strong winds and lots of rain. >> reporter: tropical storm warnings along the gulf coast are not keeping some people away. dieanda helpeddercot and cheryl holly are visiting from missouri. they came down here with visions of taking beauty shots to put on up on their walls back home. >> i was hoping for the blue sky and water and this is not what we expected. >> reporter: oliver lancaster know what's to expect. >> katrina almost destroyed his biloxi home four years ago. he knows ida is no katrina but he still pulled down the front porch swings and secured anything he could. >> just in case. >>> dispute ida weakening, the governor in mississippi as well as florida and alabama have declared a state of emergency, and in louisiana ida is beginning to stir the surf. crews on grand isle are using bulldozers to shore up a levee. >> we plan to work
Nov 2, 2009 6:00pm EST
the united states. >>> the congratulatory phone call from the white house also included a stern warning to end the corruption in the afghan government. karzai was facing a runoff election in six days. however, his opponent, abdullah abdullah pulled out, saying the vote was doomed to fraud again. the obama administration is expected to decide soon on whether to send more troops to afghanistan. >>> blast is the latest in a rash of militant attacks. it has caused the united nations to suspend its nonemergency aid at the border. 11u.n. workers have been killed in the past month. the organization said it hasn't decided which programs to suspend. the staff that will remain in the country will be assigned additional security. back to you. >>> later in the day, a second suicide bomb ripped through a pakistani police checkpoint. >>> a massive fire erupts on an oil rig in chicago. the fiery braise is just the late -- 52 blaze is just the latest setback. all workers were evacuated as a precaution. an estimated 400 barrels of oil have been leaked each day from the hole since august 21st. no injurie
Nov 5, 2009 6:00pm EST
evening, a mass shooting on the largest army base in the united states. sally is live in the newsroom with more, including the ties this massacre has to maryland. >> the may suspect, who was malik nadal hassan. 31 others were wounded. hassan was shot and killedduring near the scene -- killed at the scene. just a short time ago, president obama spoke about the horrific attacks. >> what we do know shaa number -- is that a number of american soldiers have been killed, and even more have been wounded in a horrific outburst of violence. my immediate thoughts and prayers are with the wounded. and with the families of the fallen. and with those who live and serve at fort hood. these are men and women who have made the selfless and courageous decision to risk and at times give their lives to protect the rest of us on a daily basis. it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> once again, cbs news reports the suspected gunman, major malik nadal hasan was a licensed psychiatri
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